Hocking Hills Outdoor Adventure and Recreation!
Are you looking for a little outdoor adventure? The Hocking Hills region is well known for incredible hiking, but that’s only the beginning. Other Hocking Hills attractions include canoeing, kayaking, horseback riding, Zip lining, ATV riding, rock climbing, rappelling, fishing, bird watching, and more.
This page contains some of the most popular and recommended outdoor activities and recreation in Hocking Hills.
On the Water
Canoeing, Kayaking & Rafting:
The scenic Hocking River provides beautiful scenery that is not available on the hiking paths. The two most popular canoe liveries are listed below, but they offer much more than just canoing. You can also choose to kayak, tube, or raft down the meandering Hocking river. There are also some awesome night adventure and camping packages offered certain times of the year. Check each locations website for more info and event schedules.
In the Air
Hocking Hills is the canopy tour capital of the Midwest. More than 60 ziplines provide a bird’s eye view of breathtaking landscape as you fly over the treetops.
The following are ziplining and canopy tours offered in the Hocking Hills area. Each one offers their own unique blend scenery, excitement, challenges and fun.
Offering tons of activities for the whole family! ATV rentals by the hour on our 14 miles of private wooded trails on over 80 acres. The World’s 1st ZipRail; Hunger Range (archery & weapons throwing). Largest Family Rope Course with over 64 challenge elements. Paintball.
- 15155 Sauerkraut Rd., Logan, OH 43138
Get up close and personal with all the animals for a bargain admission fee of only $2.00. Feed is available for sale.
- 14977 STATE ROUTE 664 S, Logan, Ohio, OH 43138
Shooting Range / Gun Safety / Concealed Carry Classes and More!
Offering outdoor shooting ranges for tactical pistol, rifle, shotgun & archery. Concealed carry & advanced firearms courses. Corporate & group team-building events. On Guard Defense is proud to be a female-owned and veteran-owned American small business.
- 66211 Bethel Road, New Plymouth, Ohio 45654
Throughout 2007, the Hocking Valley Scenic Railway will provide great opportunities for family-friendly adventures for you and your family. Adventures include the Easter Bunny Train, Ohio’s Friendliest Train Robbery, Fireworks Trains, Caboose Train, and Santa Trains. Whether it’s a themed event, the history, or just a relaxing train ride, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for at the Hocking Valley Scenic Railway–the family-friendly scenic railway!
- Nelsonville Depot
- 33 West Canal St, Nelsonville, Ohio 45764
Witness the epic life of the legendary Shawnee leader as he struggles to defend his sacred homelands in the Hocking Hills Ohio country during the late 1700’s. “Tecumseh!” Outdoor Drama in Chillicothe Ohio, near the Hocking Hills, has been labeled as one of the most mesmerizing dramas in the nation.
The huge outdoor stages of the Sugarloaf Mountain Amphitheatre in Chillicothe Ohio, near the Hocking Hills, afford the audience a unique viewing experience.
- Sugarloaf Mountain Amphitheatre
- 5968 Marietta Road, Chillicothe, Ohio 45601